Gazette Community Calendar: week of Dec. 13

Published 9:24 am Wednesday, December 13, 2023

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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA — The annual Wreaths Across America event will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Madisonville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, located at 300 County Line Road in Charlotte Court House. All veterans in attendance will be recognized. 

SANTA VISITS PHENIX — The Phenix Volunteer Fire Department will transport Santa Claus around the town on Sunday, Dec. 16 between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to visit all the boys and girls. 


HOLIDAY TRAIN DISPLAY — Jim and Susan Kimbrough will open the doors of their home on Sunday, Dec. 17, inviting the community to come see Jim’s holiday train world he has set up. The train world, which takes up a room in their home, located at 900 Fourth Avenue in Farmville, includes a town with buildings and residents handcrafted by Jim. In addition to the 900 square foot layout, Santa Claus will be on hand, along with Mickey Mouse and some Disney princesses. This latest in the series of Christmas events is free and runs from 2 to 4 p.m. 

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM — Cool Spring Christian Church, located at 3088 Ontario Road in Keysville, will hold their annual Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. Entitled “Comfort and Joy: An Old-Fashioned Christmas”, the event is open to the public. 


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE — Mt. Tirzah Baptist Church, located at 174 Thomas Jefferson Highway in Charlotte Court House, will hold Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE — Eureka Baptist Church, located at 4757 George Washington Highway in Keysville, will hold Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. 


BEEKEEPERS MEETING — Registration is open for the Heart of Virginia Beekeepers Conference, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 13. That’ll take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hampden-Sydney College, in the Kirk Athletic Center. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lawrence J. Connor, world-renowned honeybee expert, author and photographer. For conference details, visit 


WOMEN’S MINISTRY WORSHIP — A worship service with Confident Women Ministry is held every Sunday at 3 p.m. online via conference call. Services are led by Rev. Loretta Bailey and anyone is invited to call 1-657-390-7012 to take part. 

ST. MICHAEL BAPTIST CHURCH — St. Michael Baptist Church in Drakes Branch holds worship services at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Sundays of each month Masks are required. The Rev. James E. Goode is the pastor. 

SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH — Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 125 Shiloh Church Road in Drakes Branch holds services every Sunday at 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Horace B. Parham Jr. is the pastor. All are welcome. 

AMATEUR RADIO MEETING — The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club meets the first Sunday of the month at 1426 Estes Road in Chase City. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Jason at (434) 944-9100. 

ST. ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH — St. Andrews Baptist Church in Cullen holds worship services at 11 a.m. the first and third Sundays. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. the first, second, third and fourth Sundays. The Rev. Dr. Maurice Finney is the pastor. 

BEAUTIFUL PLAIN BAPTIST — Beautiful Plain Baptist Church holds services at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Sundays at Beautiful Plain Baptist Church, Charlotte Court House until further notice. 

HEBRON UNITED METHODIST — Hebron United Methodist Church in Saxe holds in-person services at 9:45 a.m. until further notice. 

PHENIX UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Phenix United Methodist Church, 225 Church St., in Phenix worship service is at 9 a.m. each Sunday morning. There will be no Sunday school. 

MT. CARMEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 1101 Mt. Carmel Road, in Brookneal worship service is at 11 a.m. each Sunday morning. There will be no Sunday school